Library News

What's Happening at the Library

Check out our video with Emily Johnson (Chamber of Commerce), and Michelle Krooswyk (Library Director) in a lively conversation discussing library updates.


National Novel Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) — a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel — or if you’re feeling rebellious, a memoir, a collection of short stories, or any other type of writing you’d like to try. (November is also the national month for lots of cool creative projects.)

Whatever you choose, New Lenox Library is here to support you. Visit our NaNoWriMo page for more information.


Ghouls & Golf a huge success!

We are so grateful that 1,100 of you came out for Ghouls & Golf on Sunday, October 29. That's about 500 more than last year. WOW! Here's Channel 6's video of the event:

We also thank all of our FABULOUS volunteers who came out Saturday evening to help us set up, and on Sunday to help with the set-up, event, and clean-up. We cannot thank you all enough; we cannot do this event without you. WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

(If you'd like to be a volunteer at the library, visit Be a Volunteer and Join Friends of the Library.)


Practice your driving tests

New Lenox Library now offers free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on Illinois DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

Click here to get started: Homework Help & Online Learning


Yarn Swap!

We've set up a permanent yarn swap station by the Digital Media Lab. This yarn has been patron donated. Take what you need for your projects, and donate what you don't want. (Please give donated yarn to staff first, so we can check for allergens.)

We also have crochet hooks and knitting needles (straight, double, and circular) for checkout thanks to our awesome Friends group. Ashley can teach you how to use them, and point you to some of her favorite pattern and how-to books.